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of this poll shows mitt romney being ahead six points -- host: this poll shows mitt romney ahead by six points in florida, another one showing obama up by five points. [laughter] guest: same weekend? there are two polling firms out there, that there have been real questions about. going back to the point that andrew made, you have to make an assumption that some point. is turnout going to be like it was in 2004? which was even between the parties? or will it be more like 2008, with seven points for the democrats? my preference is to look in between. but what the poll has been doing in particular is looking more at what it was in 2008, which political pollsters will tell you, it will not be at that point. it needs to be somewhere near where the republicans were in 2008. host: the annual crystal ball contest from "the washington post." jim cramer, predicting that mitt romney will get 98 electoral votes, the president, 440? he is the only one predicting a landslide for the president. guest: he is the only one predicting that. i am a democratic partisan, i would love to see that, but i do not thin
. because we feel very good about governor romney's prospects, we also feel pretty good about george allen's prospects. >> harry reid said it was a fantasy to think the democrats would work with iran if he is elected. if there romney is elected, do you think democrats will work with a romney administration? if the president is reelected, will there be a more bipartisan. ? spirit? >> however this comes out i hope we can get on with governing the country in doing the nation's business. we have some really big challenges. i do not think this is helpful or construction are what the american people want to hear. i do think if governor romney is elected president and the democrats were to hang onto the senate, that creates a dynamic that we're going to have to navigate to try to get some things done for the best interests of the american people. my hope is that both people would recognize that the challenges we face are big enough that we cannot afford to get bogged down. we need to give the president an opportunity to try a different direction. what we have been doing has not worked. if you loo
and figure out why things happened the way they did but it is time to put mitt romney in the rearview mirror and proceed. there is a long bench on the republican side, many others of home -- who will be there to be the candidate. we need a clear view of where we're going. in 2014 there is as bright a view of the senate takeover by republicans as any time in the last 30 or 40 years. the number of republican scifres up for election as opposed to the democrats after two more years of a, -- obama, if republicans can take back the senate, they will make the last two years of the obama administration immeasurable time for the president. those are few of the things we look forward -- those are a few of the things. we look forward to taking your questions. >> thank you. >> this is one of the examples -- can you give examples of how mitt romney could have complained and the regret -- [inaudible] i do not think there's any question he took all the right stance. that is not the argument he took all the right positions and we were all happy to spread those commitments around. the problem was not communi
george walker bush. mitt romney with 60% of the white vote in the country is defeated pretty resoundingly. in the 2004 bush campaign we received 44% of the latino vote. we were having discussions in the white house in 2005 that we were were able to get majority status with latino voters in the country. if you look at the election results you can really see the republican party throwing down the graphic in the country paying off. and so, when we look at it as a party and we look at the demographic changes in the country in the mountain west. we also give consideration that some of the fastest-growing latino populations came from north carolina and not necessarily the southwest border states and states in the rocky mountain west. we have now given up as republicans five u.s. senate seats in two elections because the nominees in those seats were unqualified to serve in the united states senate from an intellectual and knowledge level and from a social extremism level. their candidacies were rejected not just by swing voters, but by a lot of republican voters as well. if you look now at the
one win. he has spent maybe $170 million against barack obama and for mitt romney. he had a horrible record. on election night he tried to recreate florida 2000 on fox news by insisting that the network fox was wrong to in calling the election for president obama. the number crunchers said, no, you are wrong. he made a fool of himself. still today he insists he is right. i would hope that nobody would give that guy a dollar to spend in any future election. i think his career in politics should be over. not that i feel strongly about this, but he also has this enormous conflict of interest. he is getting all of these people's money, spending it for mitt romney, then he is on fox news as a supposedly independent political commentator and is writing a column for "the wall street journal." there are so many conflicts there is a pleasure mind. host: and on the lecture circuit. guest: which, by the way, i am on that too. he has all kinds of things. his losing record is what points out that his time in american politics has come and gone. host: what is next for the political parties and the
, i'm sure this is the same for the romney team. there is a strategy around every day. every news pusher. what surrogates are saying on top radio. that was very big challeng >> and they're all tweeting. that typically news has. >> let me ask you. it felt at times the conversation was happening in that tiety character space. there was a big campaign going on. there's a turning point. somewhere in the campaign where the conversation over here got it wrongs. there one that you can think of? the convention speech was purposely done in the way it was done. it was not the most exciting speech or the president's race speech. as the most amazing speechlt however it gave the american people a plan and understanding of what he wanted to do moving forward and how and that's why we saw a bump in the polls post and this was kind of a disconnect where we were all on this trip in florida reading all the analysis and it all said this is terrible. horrendous and all these things and we were thinking, well we tested it and people really like speech. they like what he had to say and that ended up th
have felt -- obviously it was public and not private -- like the 47% remarks from mitt romney -- he may have felt it would not get much press. >> he did say -- and i am not sure whether the interview was before or after the heritage remarks, but he did tell the press it was his priority. why wouldn't he? the upset party. but it is sort of mystifying that someone who is the consonant operator on capitol hill -- it is hard he spent any time of the capital not to have any respect -- regardless of your political leanings -- for mitch mcconnell because he is just so good at what he does. so intelligent and really does take along a nerve you of things. who knows why -- there was a lot of euphoria in the republican party in 2010, particularly this time two years ago. as i remember, there were magazine covers that were literally painted red. and people say things when they are feeling kind of goosey. >> and mitch mcconnell is so smart -- maybe he made an impolitic remark, and i don't know. but he is a man who rarely says anything he does not plan far ahead in saying. it could be -- and it is ju
they largely support their respective candidates, president barack obama and mitt romney. they will cover the ground, so we elected to move on. and on behalf of everyone here at wptv news channel 5, wishing you the very best. ambassador [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> we have been watching the debate between the two basic candidates for the republican and democratic side from the florida's 18th district congressman. patrick murphy is the west palm beach area. c-span is bringing to debase the out are 2012 coverage, showing the race is happening around the country and in your community. if you like to talk about campaign 2012, give us your call. we will hear from me. we're also taking your tweets with #cspan2012. also have are faced a page set up. our life wrote to the white house coverage continues tonight. first, at age 20 5:00 p.m. eastern, mitt romney and his wife annette will be at a campaign rally in colorado. it sees them and bring that to you. -- c-span will bring that to you live. the president obam
romney winds and on monday one calls china a currency -- what are you going to do low-cost if brett romney on that date one calls them a currency manipulator? bill would send these notes out say we are a bigger china basher than romney. it was a real issue during the debate. do you remember them talking about china? it has disappeared. to come back to michael's initiative, but we are talking about china. we're talking about people coming along. this is really the opening of former for us with a washington acadia's forum, but we got into a discussion about china. bono said we were not careful that they would end next the continent of africa. there is so much strategic interest in america is largely absent which brahma's this back. if we get this stuff right, will list just make us feel good, or do you actually gained ground in a competitive environment against china? >> we absolutely gain ground. we have real strengths in america. we have strikes in all the things they died for. on real climate, as in technology and, dynamism in this country with a lot of strength. we have allowed a
for after the election. after the election, if romney was elected, he would have republican senate to go along with the house. they would pass the ryan plan, taking corporate and individual taxes to a 25% top rate, and having a territorial tax system rather than a worldwide tax system. on the spending side, do the ryan plan -- have entitlement reform, the means tested programs would be block granted. and the medicare would be premium support. this would drop from obama's spending plans about $6 trillion over the next decade. puts you on track towards a balanced budget. that is still the republican plan for when they have the house and senate and the presidency, but they did not get the white house or the senate in this election. that option moves off until you have a different president and senate. now we have a divided government. republican house, obama reelected, and a democrat majority in the senate enough republican votes to have -- to filibuster. we got the status quo. obama sometimes talks as if the status quo he got was the 2008 one. he won by several points against a war hero an
-- early -- he had to remake his image state why. -- statewide. heidi's biggest problem is that romney will probably win the state by 20 points. he will not win by double digits. it will be a close race. we killed -- give rick burke the edge. >> and tewst -- tester? >> he has problems in a state like montana can be above 50. -- getting about 50. on election night, i would be watching to see how much the third candidate -- third-party candidate would be getting. i had one strategist tell me that the last two basis to be called in 2006 were montana and double that the last two races to be called in 2006 were montana and virginia -- last two states to be called in 2006 were montana and virginia. >> what is going to happen to claire mccaskill? >> democrats were handed the best gift of the cycle with tidd akin's comments. she has had rape survivors talk about this. they are moving at. if republicans were probably looking at this race, it would have -- would have been a huge gamble. scott brown distanced himself from todd akin. ultimately, too much damage has been done. the castle will not w
, former minnesota governor tim pawlenty. he became a co-chair of mitt romney's campaign for president. he talks about the business community's response to the fiscal cliff and his role as the president and ceo of the financial services roundtable. join us for his interview at 10:00 on c-span. >> up next, a discussion on immigration and security along the texas-mexico border with sentatives. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> thank you for being here at the second annual texas tribune festival. we have had some pretty lively discussion so far. these gentlemen are from the texas house of representatives. they are on different sides of the aisles. commissioner todd staples is the texas agriculture commissioner. state representative from 1995 until 2001. he has held statewide offices for the last five years. who knows what 2014 has in store for him? he launched a website that documents the problems that farmers are having on the texas border. whether it is -- tonight is an issue we will discuss. we have represent
concept. >> david, you mentioned that mitt romney lost and we will keep a strategy of light footprint. wolfgang mentioned that europe would like to see strong leadership. the western hemisphere would like to see greater involvement of the u.s. venezuela is not one that is interested in that. as you mentioned, david, the people in the united states are not ready to take on a roll. economic reasons, afghanistan, iraq, we're tired of it. but i wonder if as the world becomes accustomed to the u.s. taking on less of a leadership role, we will one day look back and regret that the world is accustomed to the u.s. not leading. >> since afghanistan was mentioned several times, i have a small comment followed by a question. immediately after 9/11, the new norma was to kill and capture of qaeda and the taliban and bring to justice those responsible for extremism. as though were protracted and escalated, you increased u.s. troops -- the war protracted and escalated, you increased u.s. troops in the hopes of defeating al qaeda. now we're going back to life footprint while -- light footprint while
it was importuned by president bush -- >> nice way to put it. >> it led to what was arguably governor romney's finest moment in the campaign. the first debate, thank you so much for being here. our title today is the future of the republican party. this assumes, of course, that it has one. [laughter] let's talk about the election. obviously, you played a crucial role. i want to get your sense -- we are now seeing reports that the campaign was very surprised by the outcome, even right up to the evening of election day. because their polls were showing something different than everyone else. is that true? really, house surprise was the campaign? >> first, it was a very close election in ohio. a high was one of the key states. even had we won, it turns out the electoral vote count would have gone to president obama. recall, back in 2004, when john kerry lost to george bush, he would often say publicly and to me on the floor of the senate, but for half of the people that could fit in a horseshoe, i would be president today. it was a narrow victory. i do think that there are some reasons that are
? without exception, everyone says he first debate between romney and obama. the one time we actually contested ideas, presented two viewpoints and directions for the country. then inevitably there are these mandarins in politics who do not show in contrast to give the voice, to not rock the boat. by the third debate, i am produce certain romney french kissed barack obama. [laughter] i have no doubt that there is a focus group somewhere of undecided ohio voters who have lived in a cave for the last 30 years who decided they liked that. do not show any disagreement whatsoever with the president. be a nice guy and have a personality contest. those turned out so well for us. our ideas work. their ideas do not work. even that first debate. how striking was it when mitt romney pressed obama, his response was, under bill clinton, there was great economic prosperity. the whole answer of obama is all about bill clinton and how nifty economy was under him. i would have given a limb to see ann romney turn to him and say, i knew bill clinton -- see romney turn to him and say, mr. president, i kn
out was his offer to governor romney that he would like to meet with him to talk about ways of moving forward. that probably was not met with great eagerness by governor romney, who was in mourning, but at the same time, it puts romney in a difficult position and could potentially give some leverage to obama. remember some other republican narrative is going to be sandy is what made a difference. why? because you saw this enormous public embrace of the idea of bipartisanship at a time of great stress in the country. the bromance between obama and chris christie was kind of like a cross between "i spy" and laurel and hardy. you have got that, and you had run the talking about how i will reach out, i will find common ground. obama calls in and says we need a common ground. i need you to be my emissary to congressional republicans and get them to go along with the simpson-bowles grand bargain. at the same time, while congressional republicans are not wanting to support governor romney, and remember when paul ryan after the 2010 elections, he was an icon for them, came back to the freshme
by a single republican candidates for president in the 21st century. both bush, mccain, and romney -- none of them took the position. that says that if those in the tea party and the far right have not been infiltrated the mainstream thinking in the republican party. >> that goes back to what dr. fauntroy talked about in his opening remarks and talking about education as an investment. >> i want to pick up on the point regarding speaker boehner. he may be the most important person in all of these conversations. the house needs to get to 218. we talk about these broad bipartisan approaches. the reality is, they need to get to 218. we went through it with the affordable care act. it is numbers. it is math. we know that going back almost 20 years when newt gingrich became speaker, the house has generally run like this. no bill that cannot get a majority of the majority will cede the floor of the house. -- see the floor of the house. if they decide she has a critical mass in his caucus to put a bill in place that will settle this stuff and get us to move onto other issues, we will get a bill p
to be in place. >> you have written about this significantly. both the president of mitt romney have talked about this kind of approach. let me ask you about that. can you get the revenue you need by capping those deductions without raising overall marginal tax rates? >> if you stay in today's tax rates and put an overall cap on tax expenditures, deductions, municipal-bond interest equal to 2% of each individual's adjusted gross income, that produces about $150 billion at next year's annual rate. over 10 years with the economy growing, that is about $2 trillion. you can raise a lot of revenue doing that. >> is what -- do you subscribe to those numbers? does that provide a middle ground solution here when the president says he wants to see higher tax rates. john vitter says axel in not. >> -- john boehner says clearly not. >> it is a lot easier to say at this level of generality. it becomes harder to enacted. the number of times of with the head of the cbo, senator so and so would call me up and say i want to talk about tax reform and i would walk in and the head is one talking point which is brou
. in terms of what mitt romney's position was, what obama's position was -- the president, by the way, has gotten the greatest votes total for a reelection of any president in history. he was out there saying we need a balanced approach. we are getting out of a recession, it is still a very tenuous recovery, we need to invest in education, infrastructure. we need to find some revenues. that is part of the fight in washington in the next month. host: this so-called fiscal cliff -- you said the tax cuts should expire. what would be the impact of tax cuts expiring for the middle- class and others? guest: look, this election was about how we recreate andry imagine the american dream for those who want to be in the middle-class and those who want a broad and middle-class. of course it would hurt if -- that is part of the reason why they talked about it as a real deadline. we need to maintain the middle- class tax cuts. we need to maintain a balanced approach. what the movement is trying to do is push at that, make sure there is a safety net for medicare, for social security, for medicaid, makin
the world could take. mitt romney emphasized the old order argument that the united states always had to be the leader. president obama made clear that while he believes there are moments when american interests are vitally challenged, where it has to step in and take the lead, the osama bin laden raid, the iranians nuclear program. there are many other issues where he is happy to have the rest of the world stepped up. we saw this in libya. we have seen the outcome of this to some degree in libya. this is part of what is described as the light footprint strategy, the idea that the u.s. does not have to be fully into every issue. what is it good and not so good at? it is good at getting a terrorist hiding 35 miles from islamabad without the knowledge of anyone else in pakistan. it is fairly good at getting deep down into the iranian nuclear program using cyber weapons. i have spent time on the question of how the united states managed to use its technological advantage to do that. the drone technology is an example of how the u.s. can try to manage counter-terrorism from afar. it is no
a massive recession. every single one. every single republican pollster said mitt romney was going to win. they were 100% wrong, and we had a boom instead. they have no credibility. they are wrong about everything. they lie about everything. >> do you feel better? ok. anything you want to get off your chest? you indicated that you have a formal thing you would like to discuss. use the opening remarks, even though we are already open. you can get up there, if you like. >> it is a slide show. >> a slide show. i am sorry. >> you are going to make the rest of us look bad, you know. >> i thought everybody would have won. -- one. i guess when i started thinking about the fiscal cliff, and what the options are, i came up with essentially three. when is to do nothing and hit the cliff, and let the cuts go into play, the tax increases go into play, we have been talking about here. the other is to avoid the cliff and strike some sort of grand bargain, to jump before you hit the cliff. the last one is the one that everybody here seems to favor, which is to not do anything rash, to stop, take some ti
because of massachusetts. asked governor romney. same problem. even ohio. for the country, it is not quite settled on this issue. it would be smart for the court -- it's dumb or doma. the title of an article. doma is a profoundly stupid statute and it creates lots of dysfunctions and problems and headaches just to administer. it was passed in an hysterical fit. those are not constitutional arguments. the problem for justice ginsburg and justice kennedy is take that intuition and then somehow [unintelligible] it. rohmer can be read for almost anything or nothing, depending on what you want to do with it. that is what i think the boston university opinion is such a good one. it is highly respectful of all the stuff the supreme court is interested in. it shrouds itself in all these great supreme court decisions. the mayor going to strike it down because we think -- the best thing that has ever been written by supreme court justice is justice thurgood marshall's opinion in the rodriguez. 1973 or thereabout, the school funding case. marshall knew more about the clause than anybody else in the 2
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